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Summer Sun Spot Glass Block

By: Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis was destined to be an artist…at least that was what she was told from Kindergarten on. Born outside of Cleveland, Ohio, she was blessed to have been given an incredible art education all through her school years and from her creative and talented parents. Growing up in a world where every day brought some new creative adventure, it was no surprise that she went on to graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a B.F.A. in graphic design. Her professional life included working in many fields from industrial advertising to American Greetings. Most gratifying was working as a designer for the largest craft company, Plaid Enterprises in Georgia where she now resides.She paints and creates felt soft sculptures inspired by said paintings and now sells them through her shop STELLALOLA on Etsy. She is inspired by many things around her…most importantly, a wonderful family, an insanely happy German Shepherd and one stoic Alaskan Malamut.
A centerpiece for your summer party or fill with lights for a summer night inspiration.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Wicker White, 2 oz.
Item #4001
Durable acrylic paint for glass and ceramics. Top-rack dishwasher safe when cured. All colors are certified AP non-toxic and waterbased. Do not use in direct contact with food.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Pure Orange, 2 oz.
Item #4008
Durable acrylic paint for glass and ceramics. Top-rack dishwasher safe when cured. All colors are certified AP non-toxic and waterbased. Do not use in direct contact with food.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Calypso Sky, 2 oz.
Item #4039
Durable acrylic paint for glass and ceramics. Top-rack dishwasher safe when cured. All colors are certified AP non-toxic and waterbased. Do not use in direct contact with food.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Yellow Citron, 2 oz.
Item #4119
Durable acrylic paint for glass and ceramics. Top-rack dishwasher safe when cured. All colors are certified AP non-toxic and waterbased. Do not use in direct contact with food.

$2.59

Other Supplies
Large glass block
Tape
Liner brush
Foam Spouncers® 1 ¾”;1 ¼”; 3/4”
Craft knife and blades
Cutting surface
Straight edge

Instructions

  1. Wash glass block before painting.
  2. Lay strips of tape onto cutting surface and with craft knife and straight edge, cut varying length strips as shown. Place on glass block referring to photo.
  3. Mix Calypso Sky with a little Wicker White to lighten, and apply with spouncer. Remove tape before paint dries to prevent peel up.
  4. Using large and medium spouncer,  apply Calypso Sky dots randomly over stripes. When dry, apply Calypso Sky, Pure Orange and Yellow Citron dots to centers with varying size spouncers.
  5. Create petals and vine accents with liner brush.
  6. Cure paint referring to bottle instructions.
Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.